Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Quilt Bliss - Quilt Retreat



It's taken me a while to get these pics from my phone to my computer... Goodness.  But in my defense... It's been kinda whacky around here. But anyways....

A couple weeks ago, I hopped on a plane and flew to Utah.  {I use to like flying... now I feel like a sardine crammed into a tin can ....sigh.... } 


Abby picked me up at the airport and whisked me away to lunch and Quilters Haven. A uber cute and fantastic quilt shop I hadn't visited before. {I should have let someone take our picture...darn} 

I was able to go out to dinner with the husband's, aunt, and cousins! Dinner was good and so was the company. {thanks girls!}  

The next morning the husband's cousin picked me up and took me to breakfast. I'll just say DELISH! 

We just finished breakfast and a little shopping when Sherri got into town!  Since we were in town and had a little bit of time, we had to go visit Ms. Lori in her cute little cottage and studio! 

Here is Ms. Sherri and I in Ms. Lori's studio.  {why did we not get a pic of Ms. Lori too?} 

And look at this cute bundle of fabric goodness that Ms. Lori gave Sherri and I! It's her newest fabric line "Vintage Happy" that's not even out yet....{Thank You Ms. Lori} 









After we got to visit and have some lunch.... Sherri and I were off to the mountains in Heber for Quilt Bliss!  A quilty retreat hosted by the Utah County Modern Quilt Group


The retreat was held at Timber Moose Lodge.  Absolutely incredible is all I can say!  Over 26,000 square feet and oh so beautiful....


 This was the room that Sherri and I shared...



The massive fireplace on the main floor... 


The dining room... Where some excellent meals were served.... Such good food... 


And the snowy beautiful views from every window.... A little slice of heaven... 




It was cold and snowy outside... but the lodge was toasty warm... there was even a cute little wood stove in the hallway across from our bedroom door... 



And the Dave's Bernina Sewing Room.... And yes... there was some sewing going on.... I took this pic during lunch... 



More gorgeous views... 






 And Ginormous icicles...


The morning we had to say goodbye to Quilt Bliss and Timber Moose Lodge... Such a stunning morning... 




It was hard to say goodbye... 


But... off to the airport I went and back home to my guys... I had a wonderful time and loved every bit of Quilt Bliss.  The Utah Country Modern Quilt Group did a fantastic job! And I hope they do it again! 


Monday, February 10, 2014

Quilty Fun Sew Along and Blog Tour Week Thirteen

Welcome to Week Thirteen of the Quilty Fun Sew Along and Blog Tour from the book by my friend Ms. Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet fame and hosted by Lori and the Fat Quarter Shop! 





So excited to have been invited to share a block with you....

If you are participating in the Sew Along... you know that you'll be making a sampler quilt using Lori's book Quilty Fun.  


The Sew Along is using instructions from the book. 

Each week 19 bloggers have been and will be helping you make your blocks.  And giving away prizes too! 

There are some handy PDF patterns for the Quilty Fun Sew Along.  You can find Week Thirteen's PDF by clicking HERE

To enter this weeks Give Away just post a photo of your Sew Along blocks to the Quilty Fun Sew Along and Blog Tour Flickr Page HERE...  Winners will be announced the following Monday on the Jolly Jabber! 

If you're just now joining the fun... Awesome! But be sure and get your book so you can sew along.  You can purchase Quilty Fun from the Fat Quarter Shop HERE

K... Week Thirteen's blocks are the Falling Leaves... They are so cute! 


So cute that I couldn't stop at just 4.... I kept making them!  LOL  And because I couldn't stop making them... I decided to go ahead and make the table topper in Lori's book!




I'm in love with it!  This will go on one of my little end tables for Spring and or Summer.  I think I'm going to have to make a fallish colored one too.  Oh and wouldn't it be pretty in aqua's and whites for winter!  


K... I'm anxious to see all your adorable leaves!  So get to raking! (ha!) 




And for this weeks prize... The Fat Quarter Shop is giving away two $15 Gift Certificates to the Fat Quarter Shop and one packet of Alphabitties!  



I'm head over wheels with these Alphabitties!  They help to keep all my cut fabric for my project... uber organized!  Love..... 



Three winners will be chosen from the pool of submissions to the Sew Along Flickr Group! So be sure to post this week!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bees Knees Blocks

Just had to pop in real quick and share the latest Bee Blocks I just finished and shipped off to my fellow bee member from the Bees Knees Quilting Bee

These are the blocks that Ms. Carrie { LaVieEnRosie } had us sew for her... 



One of my all time favorite fabric lines!  Was so fun to sew with it again... {Flea Market Fancy from Denyse Schmidt} 


I can't wait to see the quilt! 


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